Unforgettable Sahara Desert Safari: 3 Days of Camel Trekking, Stargazing, and Delicious Food

  • 3 Days
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  • From: Marrakech
  • To: Merzouga


Explore the Sahara Desert’s edge on a thrifty three-day tour from Marrakech. You’ll uncover the stunning landscapes of the Dades Valley and the Kasbah of Ouarzazate. Glide across the Erg Chebbi dunes on a camel and sleep under the stars at a desert camp.

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Dades

Kick off your journey by crossing the High Atlas Mountains, passing charming Berber villages along the way. Your destination is the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, renowned for its kasbah and fortified village. This place has starred in Hollywood movies and graced magazine covers.

After some free time, enjoy lunch at a local eatery and continue your drive through Ouarzazate, known as the Gateway to the Sahara. Proceed to Boumalne Dades, savoring the scenic drive along the Dades Valley. Here, you’ll have dinner and spend the night at Kasbah Amazigh or Hotel Chems.

Day 2: Dades – Todgha Gorges – Merzouga

After breakfast, leave your hotel and journey to Tinghir and the impressive Todgha Gorges. Take some time to explore these remarkable canyons. Enjoy lunch at a local café and then head to Merzouga, where you’ll meet your camel caravan.

Experience the magic of the Erg Chebbi dunes while riding a camel and witness the breathtaking sunset. Arrive at your desert camp before nightfall and relish an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars. Local nomads will entertain you and share the art of playing traditional Tam Tam drums. It’s an unforgettable night under the desert sky.

Day 3: Merzouga – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Start your day with an optional early morning sunrise view before breakfast. Then, a driver will be ready to transport you back to Marrakech. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant along the way. You’ll be dropped off at your original departure point or Djemaa El Fna around 8 PM.

For added comfort, you can also upgrade your desert camp experience. Choose the deluxe desert camp with a private luxury tent featuring an ensuite shower, bathroom facilities, and 5-star amenities. These upgrades can be booked per person.

Pick up times & Return times

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  • Pick up from your Hotel : Marrakech to Merzouga

Duration & Availability

  • Approx. 3 Days

Price Includes

  • Pick up & Drop off at your hotel.
  • A/C modern minibus or mini-van, driven by an English/French-speaking driver/guide.
  • 1st overnight in Hotel Kasbah Amazigh and similar (Private A/C ensuite room, double, triple, or family room), including dinner and breakfast (vegetarians and vegans are accommodated).
  • 2nd overnight camping in Auberge Sahara Desert camp (Private tent depending an availability) including dinner and breakfast (vegetarians and vegans are accommodated).
  • Sunset camel Trekking in Erg Chebbi (One Camel each).
  • Sunrise camel Trekking in Erg Chebbi (One Camel each).
  • Accommodation at hotel (toilets and showers inside rooms)
  • Accommodation at desert camp (toilets outside, showers in lodge)
  • Dinner and breakfast (vegetarian option: available)

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and drinks
  • Local guide in Kasbah Ait Ben Hddou (available for an extra charge 2€ pp)
  • Lunch and drinks

What to Expect

  • Explore the entrance to the Sahara Desert in Ouarzazate.
  • Embark on a camel trek across the stunning Erg Chebbi dunes.
  • Experience an authentic night at a Bedouin camp.
  • Visit the renowned Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Cross the majestic High Atlas Mountains by road.
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